September 4, 2012
Thermal barrier coating resistant to penetration by environmental contaminants
A turbine engine component includes an electron beam-physical vapor deposition thermal barrier coating covering at least a portion of a substrate. The thermal barrier coating includes an inner layer having a columnar-grained microstructure with inter-columnar gap porosity. The inner layer includes a stabilized ceramic material. The thermal barrier coating also includes a substantially non-porous outer layer, covering the inner layer and including the stabilized ceramic material. The outer layer is deposited with continuous line-of-sight exposure to the vapor source under oxygen deficient conditions. The outer layer may further comprise a dopant oxide that is more readily reducible than the stabilized ceramic material. During deposition, the outer layer may also have an oxygen deficient stoichiometry with respect to the inner layer. Oxygen stoichiometry in the outer layer may be restored by exposure of the coated component to an oxidizing environment.
Assignee: Honeywell International Inc., Morristown, NJ (US)
October 9, 2012
Antimicrobial coatings for treatment of surfaces in a building setting and method of applying same
Antimicrobial coatings to protect surfaces and a method of applying such a coating are disclosed. An antimicrobial coating may be applied to a surface, such as the interior surface of a building's exterior wall. The interior surface must be accessed, and then an antimicrobial coating is provided and applied. The antimicrobial coating includes an inorganic antimicrobial additive and a colloidal polymeric medium. The inorganic antimicrobial additive may be silver, platinum, gold, palladium, copper, zinc, boron, or a compound of any of those elements. By including an ultraviolet tracer or color dye additive in the coating, it is possible to detect the coating at any time, provided that the surface is accessed.
Assignee: EnviroCare Corporation, Wilmington MA (US)
October 30, 2012
Coating fluid applicable by hand for sol-gel film formation
A coating solution for obtaining sol-gel films, the coating solution being composed of a solid matter and a solvent, the solid matter including a silicon oxide oligomer obtained by subjecting an alkoxysilane to hydrolysis and polycondensation in an acid aqueous solution; the solvent including an organic solvent having a boiling point of 100[degrees] C. or higher and a viscosity of 3.5 mPa * s or lower and the aqueous acid solution, the number average molecular weight of the silicon oxide oligomer in terms of polystyrene being 500-4000, the content of the solid matter in the coating solution being 8-30 weight %, and the content of the silicon oxide oligomer in the solid matter being 10 weight % or greater
Assignee: Central Glass Company Limited, Ube-shi (JP)
November 20, 2012
Apparatus for applying thin coating
A coating apparatus includes a coating transfer roll that...